Missouri Tigers playing hot after 45-16 win over Florida Gators

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 4: Kendall Blanton
COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 4: Kendall Blanton /

On Saturday, the Missouri Tigers accomplished the seemingly impossible, with a dominating performance and first SEC win this season against Florida.

Against Florida, the Missouri Tigers accomplished something they haven’t done in three years: Win three consecutive games. The Tigers’ win over Florida moves Mizzou to within two wins to go “bowling.”

It’s fair enough to say that this is not how we wanted to see Missouri earn its first bowl bid in three years, but it’s also nice to see the Tigers earning their stripes and playing some tough, improved football.

There were some sour grapes from Florida fans to follow their embarrassing loss at the hands of Mizzou, but the Tigers came prepared to play and made the plays they needed to secure the win in a dominating fashion.

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Or this one…

What? “Mizzou still sucks facts?” Oh, Twitter, you’ve provided much entertainment, again. Probably the more surprising tweet came from the Florida Gators’ official Twitter account.

But, then there was this, and it was a fitting end to a dominating win.

Yeah, it’s terrible for Florida fans to see their once aspiring season go down the proverbial drain, but hey. We can certainly relate, and the Gators still have a shot at a bowl game, if they can win-out the rest of their schedule. UAB is winnable, and South Carolina could go either way.

At any rate, with Missouri on a three-game tear, the Tigers are now favored over Tennessee by 11. Last week, Mizzou was 3.5 point favorites over Florida, which, to many, seemed a shock.

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This game against Tennessee could be interesting, at least going into the matchup, since the Vols are coming off of a win over Southern Miss. Questions mount for Vols’ coach Butch Jones, as they seem to be subsiding – slightly – for the Tigers’ Barry Odom. The magic number for Missouri is two.